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When someone sends you $82 by mistake…

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Since starting this coffee-centric blog, I’ve kept it all business. No idiotic musings, no personal anecdotes from my boring life, no wandering off into political rants (although I kind of did salute Bernie Sanders here). Today, I’m going to break that rule.

I was sitting here working on a new post about SCAA certified coffee makers, and then I got this email:

82

Awesome! I get misdirected emails literally every day of my life, so it’s about time one of them pays off. But then I remembered that I’m not a total jerk…I mean, I’m kind of a jerk depending on who you ask…but contrary to popular belief, I do have a conscience. After confirming that the payment was a mistake (how could it not be?) I quickly refunded the money with a lighthearted plug for BUYDONTBUY.net.

I think the reason I’m sharing this publicly is because I’m bored. Also, I hope that if anyone has a chance to do something nice (and honest) in the name of correcting a little oopsie, they will do the same. The person who erroneously sent me that money today asked if I would “be a good enough citizen to send the money back?” Of course I would! She was right to ask the question, though. The internet is like a toolshed. It’s full of tools. I mean, it’s full of people who act like tools. Don’t believe me? Go to youtube and look at the comments, and then try not to kill yourself because humanity has gone so far down the toilet.

In a way I guess I’m patting myself on the back for not being a tool (I admit it!), but more than anything I’m just hoping out loud that the rest of the internet has the integrity to not be tools as well. We’re better than that, right? Yeah. We are.

Now go buy something at Amazon, dammit!

🙂

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